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Graphic Design: ARGD 20323 Typography I

Graphic Design and Typography research resources.

Help

If you need help finding sources for your designer bio assignment, just contact me!
Laura Steinbach,  Art & Design Librarian at l.steinbach@tcu.edu

Typography I

Top Library eBooks for your famous designer papers!
Important Search Tip for eBooks!  Use the ebook's search function and type in the designer’s name within quotation marks. This is called a keyword-phrase search. Example: Neville Brody

Searching for Articles - Journals & Magazines

Let the research begin! Finding research on typography or typographers, especially more recent artists, can be difficult. To some extent, little is published on the history of current and recent typographical artists. However, there are a couple good places for you to start with your research.

Databases (for journals & magazines)
Begin your search with the following databases:

FrogScholar
Art & Architecture Source
Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
JSTOR

Important Search Tip!!!
When searching databases or eBooks, type the designer’s name in quotes and search it as a keyword phrase.
Example: “Margo Chase”

Remember... You must have two academic sources, but only one of can be encyclopedic in nature. Note! Wikipedia and Google are not scholarly resources because the information located there has not been verified.

Encyclopedias

 

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Library Course Reserve Books for Typography

Designers

 

Neville Brody

Matthew Carter

Margo Chase

Louise Fili

Tobias Frere-Jones

April Greiman

Tibor Kalman

Zuzana Licko

Stanley Morison

Paula Scher

Erik Spiekermann

Jan Tschichold

Massimo Vignelli

Fred Woodward

Hermann Zapf

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Find even more eBook sources!

Important tip for using eBooks! 

Use the ebook's search function and type in the designer’s name within quotation marks. This is called a keyword-phrase search.

Example: “Paula Scher”

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Trusted Web Resources

Rhonda Rubinstein, “Emigre Fonts: Interview with Zuzana Licko,” Eye , 2002. www.emigre.com/Licko1.php.

“April Greiman,” American Institute of Graphic Arts. https://www.aiga.org/medalist-aprilgreiman.

 

Browse the Stacks!

If you are on campus this semester, browse the stacks!
Most books on Graphic Design are going to be in the following call number sections on the 1st floor of the TCU Library:

NC845 - NC1940 MAP
This section deals with drawing, design, and illustration. Advertising and commercial arts are included in this area. Large format books in the NCs are in the northwest corner called the Quarto section.

Z4 - Z276 MAP
This section deals with the history of books, printing, typesetting, etc. This section will include the history of typography and biographies of typographers.